Curtain Call: Cuckoo’s Nest

Curtain Call Little Theatre Brings Up the Lights on 2014 with Psychological Drama   A conspicuous figure of Mid-Century counterculture, Ken Kesey was inspired to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest while working the night shift at Menlo Park Veterans’ Hospital, often under the influence of the psychoactive drugs he volunteered to take as part of a...

The Large and The Small of It

  The Large and The Small of It Artists Trudy Gerlach and John Bromberg exhibit two sides of the same spiritual landscape   The Large and the Small of It was initially conceived for a pitch to gallery in the Catskills, which unfortunately did not bite. But when ArtWorks facilitators Bill Teistsworth and Renee Emanuel responded to the recent works...

Bookmarks: Gifts for Geeks

Bookmarks Book columnist Andrea McGuigan gives her top picks of holiday “Gifts for Geeks.”   The Wes Anderson Collection By Matt Zoller Seitz Harry N. Abrams, 336 pgs, hardcover For the film-buff or art collector in your life, this purview of Anderson’s work will astound even the most ardent fans. The author set up the collection to look like a...

Electric City Best Of 2013

On the Cover: The Best Of 2013 Splash PHOTO By Tom Bonomo. DESIGN BY ERIC TOFFEY. When we decided we wanted to throw buckets of water over someone’s head, John “DJ Cadillac” Culkin, Best Of 2013 Best DJ in electric city was immediately our go-to guy. Stay dry, Cadillac and thanks for the laughs.   Electric City Best Of 2013 Simply The...

Holiday on the Square

Holiday on the Square What’s going on under those tents?   A joint initiative of Lackawanna County, ScrantonMade, and Scranton Tomorrow, Holiday on the Square was inspired by this summer’s notably successful Arts on the Square. While the main draw is close to 50 ScrantonMade-curated vendors braving unpredictable weather to sell outdoors under...

The Artists’ Studio

Bug Out Washington D.C. based artist Joan Danziger was known for her “phantasmagorical object-stories composed of eccentric combinations of human and animal species” before she immersed herself in Coleoptera, writer Aneta Georgievska-Shine wrote in Sculpture magazine this summer when Danziger opened a show of 70 beetles at American University’s Katzen...

No Turkey; No Problem

No Turkey; No Problem IF STUFFING ISN’T STUFFED AND COOKED INSIDE A ROASTED ANIMAL CARCASS, CAN IT STILL BE CALLED STUFFING?   Thanksgiving is so tied to the image of the turkey dressed with giblet-speckled stuffing and bathed in gravy and wishbone contests, it’s impossible for many to image a meat-free holiday. But with alternative diets on the rise,...

Shopping Small is Big

Shopping Small is Big Shop local movement continues to grow   Black Friday may be suffering an awkward drawn out death but the Shop Local movement is gaining ground. If you didn’t see Christmas decorations on store shelves before Halloween was over with your own eyes, your ears surely heard someone complaining about the rush. Online retailers have turned...

Spirit in the Cube

Spirit in the Cube Bring your own Zen   It’s not always easy to find peace on your organic cotton buckwheat filled meditation cushion in the flickering candlelight and sandalwood-scented quiet of your home sanctuary — how the heck are you supposed to hold on to serenity in the midst of ringing phones, jamming copiers, other people’s radio stations,...

Curtain Call: RXV High School Reunion 15

The cast of The Vintage Theater’s RXV High School Reunion 15 includes clockwise from left : Mandy Boyle, April Holgate, Lisa Zudek, Kim Wraizen-Leff, Simone Daniel, Jessica McDonough, Casey Thomas, and Anthony Melf, center. (absent, Jonathan Maier.)   Vintage Theater Hosts Fantasy Reunion Dress up and settle your score at Saturday’s virtual...